Cheryl Tiegs: American Supermodel
Cheryl Tiegs is an American supermodel best known for her appearances on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Time magazine’ covers, as well as for her charitable works.
She is a vegetarian who supports various charitable organizations as well as working as a consultant.
Tiegs has appeared on television shows like Just Shoot Me and Family Guy, as well as hosting travel series Pathfinders: Exotic Journeys.
Modeling Career of Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Rae Tiegs began modeling in the late 1960s and early 1970s, becoming one of America’s premier models. She graced numerous fashion magazine covers (such as Vogue and Elle) as well as films and television shows starring her, alongside being active in philanthropy and activism efforts.
Tiegs began modeling at 17 after appearing in an advertisement for Cole bathing suits published in the American teen magazine Seventeen. Later she attended college to pursue an English degree but ultimately dropped out to focus on modeling as her career focus.
She rose to fame during the late 1970s after appearing in several high-profile fashion shoots and magazines. In 1979, she signed a two-year contract worth $1.5 million with Cover Girl beauty products – considered at that time as one of the largest modeling contracts ever signed by any model! Additionally to modeling, she is an actress as well and has appeared in several movies.
Tiegs has recently focused on her philanthropy and advocacy work, serving on the boards of directors for Earth Conservation Corps and C.O.A.C.H for Kids as well as being an Ambassador for Planned Parenthood.
As a model, she has long advocated for healthy body image and self-acceptance, frequently speaking out against excessively thin models in fashion. Additionally, she has made several television appearances such as Moonlighting, Just Shoot Me!, and Family Guy as well as being featured as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice and hosting Travel Channel show Pathfinders: Exotic Journeys.
Cheryl Tiegs is known for her successful modeling, acting, philanthropy, and businesswoman status. In addition to these endeavors, Tiegs has a line of clothing and accessories she sells under her label called CherylT. Additionally, she served as a judge on ABC’s True Beauty as well as appearing in several TV shows as herself – all while maintaining her modeling career and breaking boundaries of body size and age barriers in modeling.
Acting Career of Cheryl Tiegs
Tiegs has appeared in numerous television programs and movies, such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Moonlighting, Just Shoot Me!, The Brown Bunny and Sharknado 4. Additionally, she is an active activist and philanthropist, having given back to several organizations focused on environmental protection, healthy body image issues, sexual health, and other forms of activism.
Cheryl Tiegs began modeling at an early age. At 17, she appeared in a swimsuit ad for Cole of California swimwear featured in the American teen magazine Seventeen; its editorial staff was so taken by her that they immediately hired her for a photoshoot in the Virgin Islands without needing to conduct the usual in-person meeting process – her initial big break into the modeling industry and the beginning of a successful career path.
Throughout her career, she has appeared in numerous ads and magazine covers such as Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Additionally, she was twice featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and her 1978 poster known as Pink Bikini became an iconic image from that era.
Cheryl Tiegs has not only found success as an actor and model but has also established herself as an accomplished businesswoman. She created her own apparel and accessory lines before creating Cheryl Tiegs Sportswear at QVC. Furthermore, Cheryl has served as a spokesperson for various companies while giving celebrity interviews.
She has been married four times. Her first marriage, to advertising executive Stan Dragoti, ended in 1981 and she later wed photographer Peter Beard until their separation in 1984. Additionally, she has made several television guest appearances as a talk show guest star and written books on feminism; an avid animal lover with a deep-seated passion for protecting the environment as well as supporting numerous charities including Planned Parenthood as an ambassador; in her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Personal Life of Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs, often dubbed America’s first supermodel, rose to fame during the 1970s after appearing on multiple covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and TIME magazines – with her now iconic “Pink Bikini” poster becoming an image that defined that period and became an international symbol for sexuality. Additionally, this Minnesota native made appearances in films and television shows during her modeling days.
Tiegs began her modeling career at 17, when she made her professional debut in an edition of Glamour magazine published that fall. From then on she would go on to appear in various magazines and commercials including Black Velvet Canadian Whisky ads as well as Virginia Slims Cigarette Commercials.
After her success with commercials, Tiegs was inundated with offers for photo shoots. She modeled for Seventeen, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue magazines among others; as well as various advertising campaigns including Cole of California bathing suits, Breck hair color, and Black Velvet Rum.
In 1978, she traveled to Africa with photographer Peter Beard on a photographic expedition which resulted in an Emmy-Award-winning episode of ABC’s ‘The American Sportsman’ and a cover story for Outside magazine. That same year, Sears Roebuck and Company launched her signature clothing and accessory line under her name; its sales reached nearly $1 billion by 1989!
Tiegs continued acting and fashion design throughout the 1980s. She also established a consulting business and served on the boards of C.O.A.C.H. for Kids and Earth Conservation Corps. Tiegs competed on a celebrity version of The Celebrity Apprentice that raised funds for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
Tiegs has been married four times and has three children – Zackary from her first husband Stan Dragoti and two daughters Jaden and Reid with second husband Rod Stryker. These days she enjoys living a more tranquil lifestyle after working since she was just 16 years old.
Net Worth of Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs is a model, actress, businesswoman, and ambassador. Often considered the pioneer American supermodel, Tiegs first rose to fame during the 1970s as she graced many high-profile magazine covers such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Seventeen Magazine Elle Vogue Harpers Bazaar among many more. Additionally, she appeared in movies and television shows and even created her own fashion line and skincare product as well as supporting charities like Farrah Fawcett Foundation and Macula Vision Research Fund among others.
Cheryl began her modeling career as a high school student, appearing in swimsuit ads for Seventeen magazine. Following this success she secured photoshoots for Glamour which resulted in her first cover appearance – Elle, People, and Vogue all followed suit with cover appearances, eventually culminating with Cover Girl cosmetics signing one of its most lucrative contracts to boost her net worth significantly.
Cheryl Tiegs is the creator and designer behind the Cheryl Tiegs Collection fashion label, selling clothes and beauty products in major department stores. Additionally, she is an established television personality having appeared on shows such as Oprah Winfrey Show, Apprentice, and Family Guy as well as hosting Pathfinders: Exotic Journeys travel adventure series.
Cheryl has been married four times: from 1970 to 1978 to advertising executive Stan Dragoti; from 1981-1983 to photographer Peter Beard; from 1990-1994 to actor Anthony Peck; 1998 – 2001 to yoga instructor Rod Stryker (in each marriage she gave birth three children: Zachary (via surrogacy) and twins via surrogacy; Jaden with Stryker).
Cheryl Tiegs currently estimates her net worth to be approximately $30 Million as of 2023, due to her successful modeling and acting careers as well as endorsement deals. Furthermore, she owns multiple properties, such as her luxury home in Bel Air. In addition, Cheryl actively supports charities such as Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Macula Vision Research Fund and I Am Waters; additionally traveling on expeditions with photographer Peter Beard to Africa to document wildlife destruction.